The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Nov 1897

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The tug Thomson with four light barges arrived from Montreal last night.

The schooners Emery and Kate Eccles cleared for up the bay yesterday.

The schooner Fabiola, discharging coal at the hosiery mill dock, took shelter at Rathbun's Grove inn dock last night.

The steamer Elfinmere discharged her cargo at the M.T. company's elevators today and will clear for Chicago when the wind moderates.

The schooner Annandale has entered Davis' dry-dock for slight repairs. When released she will sail for Oswego to load coal for the Rathbun Co.

The north-east gale which prevailed today was the heaviest experienced this fall. Navigation on the lake was stopped entirely. This wind will greatly lower the water in the St. Lawrence canals, making passage through them inconvenient for mariners.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, Nov. 1st - Down: steamer Cuba, Cleveland to Montreal, general cargo; schooner Ispeming, Toledo to Kingston, corn.

Port Dalhousie, Nov. 1st - Down: steamer Resolute, Little Current to Oswego, railway ties; steamer Tecumseh, Toledo to Collins Bay, lumber; barge Marengo, Toledo to Collins Bay, timber; barge Case, Toledo to Collins Bay, timber; schooner Arch, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; barge Zapotec, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; steamer Black Rock, Chicago to Prescott, corn; steamer Inter-Ocean, Chicago to Prescott, corn; barge Winslow, Chicago to Prescott, corn; steamer Pueblo, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; steamer Cuba, Cleveland to Montreal, general cargo.

Mail Line Steamers.

Each of the new R. & O. navigation company's steamers will contain 140 staterooms, and in addition a large sleeping cabin below deck aft, where the dining-room generally was placed on earlier steamboat designs. The full passenger sleeping accommodation on board is 428, the number of passengers allowed by law being 1,500. A feature of the design is the placing of the dining saloon on the upper or gallery deck, at the forward end. The tables are arranged for seating at one time 112 passengers. The finish and decorations are to be most elaborate and artistic. The floors in entrance hall, toilet-rooms and bath-rooms will be covered with rubber tiles. The wainscotting will be in panelled mahogany.

In Memoriam - Capt. Thomas Polley came to Canada in 1838, settled on Amherst Island, followed sailing for twenty-two years - details of religious life. [Christian Guardian]

Junior Members Excluded - annual general meeting of Kingston yacht club.

p.5 Chaffey's Locks - Nov. 1st - ....E. Fleming is slowly recovering from the severe injury and general shaking up he received by falling in the hold of the steamer John Milne.....The steamer John Milne and tug Maggie May and barge passed through here yesterday heavily laden with freight.

p.6 General Paragraphs - The steamer Corsican left Toronto last night on her way east, but was forced to turn back owing to the heavy seas.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Nov 1897